Satnews Daily
September 18th, 2016

Air & Missile Defence Systems Integration The Focus Of Upcoming SMi Event

With military forces looking to combat the complex threats posed by a wide range of missiles and to ensure the security of their own territory, the Air Missile Defence Technology 2016 event is tailored to explore new strategies and the technologies that are required to develop nexgen capabilities in this vital area of defence.

Rafael Advanced Defence Systems are the latest sponsor speakers for Air Missile Defence Technology 2016, which occurs on October 24th and 25th, 2016, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Business Development & Marketing Manager at Rafael, Colonel (Retd.) Gil Shalev, will be speaking on “Network-Centric Air Defence” on Day 1 of the conference. His presentation will explore topics such as Manpads Vs. Standalone Air Defense; Integrated Air Defense System; Components; Advantages over Manpads; and Integration with Customer-Furnished Assets.

"Modern systems can no longer be "everything in one box," the Colonel stated. “I will be speaking about the importance of network centricity in Air Defense. Systems have to be able to consider pre-existing user infrastructure and we do this by building modular, network-centric systems. This message should resonate in the Czech Republic, a country that has already invested heavily in Air Defense and wishes to leverage her investments as part of a continued movement toward further modernization.”

Col. Shalev will be joining other technological experts from some of the biggest industry vendors in the market including Thales Nederlands, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman as they present their latest and most innovative technology. The conference will also feature expert briefings from high-level keynote speakers from military forces at the forefront of air missile defence capability including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Netherlands and more.

A detailed list of speakers and their topics, as well as registration details, can be viewed at  

A special rate is available for military and government personnel. Registration is live on the event website via this direct link.